“Better Butter” – a spreadable, refrigerated HEALTHY alternative to margarine

Better Butter

Better Butter

In 2006 my wonderful mother-in-law (http://www.maryannnunez.com/) shared with me how she made her own spread, and it’s so quick and easy.  Why butter?  Here’s why:  http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-butter-is-better   and   http://authoritynutrition.com/7-reasons-why-butter-is-good-for-you/

I make up a batch every few weeks or so… and here’s how:

Ingredients:
500g softened (or room temperature) butter (If you use unsalted butter add 1/4 tsp mineral salt)
2 cups extra light olive oil*

Directions:
Blend the softened butter until it’s smooth and then slowly pour in the oil, while beating, until it’s combined.
Refrigerate.
That’s it!

* I have tried using regular olive oil but the flavour was a bit strong.  I’ve also used avocado oil, which was nice for a change but doesn’t really go well with some things.  I think macadamia oil would be a great substitute for the olive oil as it has such a mellow flavour, but I can’t speak from experience.  For more information on healthy fats see: http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/dietary-recommendations-for-children-recipe-for-future-heart-disease

(The photo shows some Better Butter spread on this SUPER DELICIOUS bread:  http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2013/02/the-life-changing-loaf-of-bread/ )

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